TODAY IN HISTORY
Oct. 22, 1926
Ernest Hemingway’s first novel, “The Sun Also Rises,” was published by Scribner’s of New York.
ALSO ON THIS DATE 1746
Princeton University was first chartered as the College of New Jersey.
Republican presidential nominee Herbert Hoover spoke of the “American system of rugged individualism” in a speech at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
Bank robber Charles “Pretty Boy” Floyd was shot to death by federal agents and local police at a farm near East Liverpool, Ohio.
In a nationally broadcast address, President John F. Kennedy revealed the presence of Soviet-built missile bases under construction in Cuba and announced a quarantine of all offensive military equipment being shipped to the Communist island nation.